Fifties Television: Episode called "Bev's Boyfriend" of the notorious 1950's sitcom "I Married Joan". In this episode, Joan tries to get a guy to like her sister, but the guy falls in love with Joan instead! (Speaking of which, Joan Steven's sister is played by Joan Davis' real-life daughter). Not too bad at all, actually. This also proves a commonly accepted fact about the 1950's to be completely untrue: It's usually claimed that Hot Rod youth culture started around... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 1950s, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom
A 1954 episode of the NBC Television Network sitcom "I Married Joan" entitled "The Clothes Budget". Possibly the most jumpy, confusing, and at times sloppy episode of this series, though it's still funny. The series is very similar to "I Love Lucy" (1951-1957), which itself is similar to "Mary Kay and Johnny" (1947-1950). A moderate success, it lasted 3 seasons but never made the Top 20. Annoyingly, this is an edited print. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom, Comedy, Humor, Joan Davis,...
The story centers on the memories of a writer (Gregory Peck) who is taking a safari in Africa. He develops a dangerous wound from a thorn prick, and lies awaiting his slow death. The loss of physical capability causes him to look inside himself - at his memories of the past years, and how little he has actually accomplished in his writing. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck
Panspermia is the name for the theory that life exists and is distributed throughout the universe in the form of germs or spores. This short computer animation places the viewer in the middle of a virtual world of an aggressively reproducing inter-galactic life form, and depicts a single life cycle of this unusual self propagating system. Original software was used to create and animate forests of 3D plant structures. "Artificial evolution" techniques were used to interactively select... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: animation, computer graphics, evolution, plant simulation, galaxy, planet
Comedy masterpiece starring Stan Laurel as the dashing Dr. Pyckle, who transforms into the fiendish Mr. Pride. This hilarious movie from 1925 shows the true genius of Stan Laurel. A gem! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Stan Laurel, comedy, parody
In San Francisco, a woman tries to track down her husband, who is hiding from a killer and from the police. The IMDB entry is here. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: noir, crime, suspense, thriller, murder, witness
A poor woman (Ann Harding) wins the lottery and soon she's swept off her feet by a nice man (Basil Rathbone) but after they're married she begins to think he has a few secrets including murder. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Ann Harding, Basil Rathbone
In a classic poverty-row noir, the protagonist struggles helplessly in the grip of inexorable fate. Currently rated 7.4 at the IMDB. This was the first poverty-row film chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Don't miss it. The copy you find here is sharper than the two that have already been uploaded. And the mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: noir, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, poverty row, suspense, P.R.C.
Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran), a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna (Michèle Morgan) to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Peter Lorre
Aka 'Sherlock Holmes in Dressed To Kill' - features Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies
German director Fritz Lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). But he also had a brief Hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Scarlet Street has been claimed by film noir. This attribution is understandable. The lighting is dark, with heavy use of shadows. The characters are all shady as well. Kitty is certainly a femme fatale, although hints are dropped that she is an... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang
"Three gunmen, who have been hired to assassinate the President, hold a family hostage while waiting for their target. Interesting B film which focuses on psychopathic killer well-portrayed against type by Frank Sinatra." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. 77 min. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews ) Topics: crime, drama, Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney